The BBC Archive has a 1985 piece on Infocom. “Fred Harris goes behind the scenes at Boston software company Infocom. The developer has enjoyed great success with its line of text adventure games–the likes of Zork, Planetfall, Enchanter, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–which eschew graphics in […]
“City of Heroes: Golden Age is about Paragon City in the 80s.” Check out the screen captures and cross your fingers that your 386 has enough power.
You are likely to be eaten by a Grue. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Nerdcore hip hop visionary MC Frontalot is on tour and soon to be in the documentary, Nerdcore Rising.
This interview with Scott Adams, the text adventure pioneer, has him talking about how he uses several keyboards to set up a Hydra in the multiplayer online world of Everquest II. It’s refreshing to hear oldschool game makers talk about their current game obsessions rather than moan about […]
You wake up in a centuries-old asylum. Your face is in bandages and your memory is in tatters, only coming back to you in black and white cinematic flashes. As you walk around and talk to people, you solve puzzles and unearth the mystery of your identity, travelling […]
Is it possible to have a pleasure circuit overload? “Girls are to be kept away from those activities of civilization that over-stimulate the imagination and the senses, such as fashionable novels, paintings, music, balls, theaters… as this can lead to uterine epilepsy, sapphic tastes, and nymphomania.” While this […]